DO 4, s. 1989 – Competency-Based Instruction (CBI) in Technical and Vocational Education

January 11, 1989
DO 4, s. 1989
Competency-Based Instruction (CBI) in Technical and Vocational Education

To: Bureau Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Superintendents
Presidents, State Colleges and Universities
Vocational School Superintendents/Administrators

  1. In line with the policy of DECS to promote and develop technical vocational education as a potent force in the development of middle level manpower equipped with the knowledge, skills and competence needed for gainful employment and economic recovery, each institution offering technical vocational programs should adopt Competency-Based Instruction (CBI) as a means of improving its operation towards meeting the diverse needs of the students, the community and the country.
  2. Two basic philosophies underlie the concept of competency-based instruction. One is the notion that “human competence” is fitness or ability to perform. Knowledge, values, attitudes, and efforts are inputs to competence. The other is the philosophy on mastery learning which holds that “most anyone can learn must anything well if given quality instruction and sufficient time”, the rational of CBI is inclosed.
  3. The desirability of competency-based instruction hinges on the following:
    1. It spells out exactly what it is that trainees or students should learn;
    2. It provides high quality education;
    3. It helps students learn one thing well before going on to the next; and
    4. It requires each trainee or student to demonstrate competence.
  4. For systematic implementation of CBI, a series of orientation seminars and workshops shall be conducted by this Office through the Bureau of Technical and Vocational Education with the National Center for Technical Education and Staff Development and the Regional Centers for Technical Education and Staff Development as lead institutions.
  5. It is desired that his Order be widely disseminated.

Incl.: As stated
Reference: None
Allotment: 1-2-3—(M.O. 1-87)

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